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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Advantages of the Algorithmic Method

…and by dividing the former further into interface, ballooning, spongiotic, and psoriasiform types, individual diseases in what at first seems to be a remarkably heterogeneous group can be identified precisely for what they are by means of making a se…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…in conjunction with a monomorphous population of lymphocytes = Schamberg’s disease, early  This is but one of several patterns associated with the persistent pigmented purpuric dermatitides, the others being lichenoid (Gougerot-Blum) and spongi…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Capillaritis?

ses are listed. It is doubtful that the division is warranted, since the most recent studies would suggest that these three divisions are each a phase or type of chronic capillaritis.” Pillsbury DM, Shelley WB, Kligman AM. Diseases of blood ves

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Colors Stereotypical for Diseases Specific?

“The color of skin lesions varies as already stated. … White lesions are rare excepting in exfoliative diseases, the scales of which are white. They usually result from loss of pigment. White spot disease, morphea, some of the idiopathi…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis

…mities of newborns and infants. The lesions tend to assume the shape of a cockade. Certain diseases systemic, particularly lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögren’s syndrome, in one or more episodes, may display lesions of leukoc…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

The Algorithmic Method

…a method for calculation based on logical thought and orderly sequence, one that can be utilized for diagnosis of diseases of all kinds, including inflammatory ones of the skin. Once a disorder of the skin and/or subcutaneous fat has been determined…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus Synonyms Lichen sclerosis Lichen alba White spot disease Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age, but most common in middle-aged women Distribution of lesions Genitalia particularly, but also other sites such as

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…puric lichenoid dermatitis of Gougerot and Blum and the plaque stage of mycosis fungoides may be exceedingly difficult at times because both diseases are made up of lymphocytes arrayed in band-like fashion in the upper part of the dermis and are scat…

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